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Supporting State EMS And Celebrating Native Plants On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the state may be “wild and wonderful,” but not everything growing in our forests is supposed to be here. There are many invasive plants that are crowding out the native ones.

Gov. Jim Justice proclaimed April as Native Plant Month, as part of a national drive that got the movement going in more than 40 states in just a few months. News Director Eric Douglas took advantage of the spring weather to get out in the woods and learn more about the plants beneath his feet.

Also, in this show, state fire and EMS leaders face challenges with job recruiting and retention, keeping stations open and maintaining mental health in the wake of experiencing overwhelming tragedy. They are asking for help from the legislature. Randy Yohe has the story.

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Support for our news bureaus comes from Concord University and Shepherd University.

Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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